Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Bank of Baroda Announces Strong Financial Results For Quarter & Financial Year Ended 31st March 2023

Key Highlights 

Bank of Baroda (BOB) reported a ~2x growth in profits for FY23 and declared it’s highest ever quarterly and annual net profit of INR 4,775 crore (+168% YoY) and INR 14,110 crore (+94% YoY) respectively. 

As a result of this significant improvement in profitability the Bank’s Return on Assets (RoA) for FY23 improved by 43 bps YoY to 1.03% (FY23) ; RoA for Q4FY23 improves by 77 bps YoY to 1.34% 

Similarly, Bank’s Return on Equity (RoE) for FY23 increases by 648 bps YoY to 18.34%; RoE for Q4FY23 stands 24.82%, up by 1321 bps YoY  

This robust growth in profitability was supported by healthy Net Interest Income (NII) growth of 33.8% & 26.8% for Q4FY23 & FY23 respectively.  

Sustained NII growth is attributable to growth in advances of 18.5% (YoY) coupled with traction in Net Interest Margins (NIM), which grew 16 bps QoQ / 45 bps YoY to end the quarter at 3.53% and 28 bps YoY for the full year FY23.  

Strong growth in Income coupled with subdued increase in Opex has resulted in robust Operating profit growth of 43.3% YoY for Q4FY23 and 20% YoY for the financial year 2023.  

The Bank has been able to effect a reduction in the Cost to Income ratio by 152 bps and reported a Cost to Income ratio of 47.72% for FY23.  

BOB has witnessed significant improvement in its Asset quality with sharp reduction in GNPA by 282 bps YoY & 74 bps QoQ to 3.79%. Bank’s NNPA improved to 0.89% with a reduction of 83 bps YoY and 10 bps QoQ.  

BOB’s Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) remained healthy at 92.43% with TWO & at 77.19% without TWO.  

This strong and sustainable improvement in asset quality has resulted in record low Credit Cost for the Bank at 0.14% for Q4FY23 & 0.53% for FY23.  

BOB’s Global Advances registered a strong YoY growth of 18.5% in Q4FY23 led by robust retail loan book growth. Bank’s organic Retail Advances grew by 26.8%, driven by growth in high focus areas such as Auto Loan (24.4%), Home Loan (19.5%), Personal Loan (101.5%), Mortgage Loan (18.0%), Education Loan (21.8%).  

Bank achieved a total business of INR 21,73,236 crore as of 31st March 2023, registering a growth of 16.6% YoY.  

The Board of the Bank has recommended to declare a dividend of INR 5.5 per share, subject to requisite approval 


BOB reported a standalone Net Profit of INR 4,775 crore in Q4FY23 as against a profit of INR 1,779 crore in Q4FY22. It grew by 94% YoY and stands at INR 14,110 crore for FY23. 

Net Interest Income (NII) grew by 33.8% YoY to INR 11,525 crore in Q4FY23. NII registered a growth of 26.8% YoY for FY23 and stands at INR 41,355 crore.   

Global NIM stands at 3.53% in Q4FY23, increase of 45 bps YoY. NIM for FY23 stands at 3.31% against 3.03% for FY22. 

Domestic NIM stands at 3.65% in Q4FY23, increase of 51 bps YoY. NIM for FY23 stands at 3.42% against 3.09% for FY22. 

Yield on Advances increased to 8.47% in Q4FY23 as against 6.81% in Q4FY22.   

Cost of Deposits stands at 4.43% in Q4FY23 as against 3.53% in Q4FY22. 

Operating Income for Q4FY23 stands at INR 14,991 crore, increase of 34.6% YoY. It registered a growth of 16.5% YoY for FY23 and stands at INR 51,381 crore. 

Operating Profit for Q4FY23 stands at INR 8,073 crore, increase of 43.3% on a YoY basis. Operating Profit for FY23 stands at INR 26,864 crore up by 20% YoY. 

Cost to Income ratio reduced to 46.15% for Q4FY23 as against 49.39% for Q4FY22. It declined by 152 bps YoY and stands at 47.72% for FY23. 

Return on Assets (annualised) improved to 1.34% in Q4FY23 from 0.57% in Q4FY22. Return on Assets for FY23 stands at 1.03% up by 43 bps YoY. 

Return on Equity (annualised) for FY23 increased by 648 bps YoY to 18.34%. 

For the consolidated entity, Net Profit stood at INR 14,905 crore in FY23 as against INR 7,850 crore in FY22. 

Asset Quality 

The Gross NPA of the Bank reduced by 32% YoY to INR 36,764 crore in Q4FY23 and Gross NPA Ratio improved to 3.79% in Q4FY23 from 6.61% in Q4FY22. 

The Net NPA Ratio of the Bank stands at a record low of 0.89% in Q4FY23 as compared with 1.72% in Q4FY22. 

The Provision Coverage Ratio of the Bank stood at 92.43% including TWO and 77.19% excluding TWO in Q4FY23. 

Slippage ratio declined to 1.02% for Q4FY23 as against 2.52% in Q4FY22. Slippage ratio for FY23 reduced by 54 bps and stands at 1.07%. 

Credit cost for the Q4FY23 stands at 0.14% and 0.53% for the full year. 

Capital Adequacy 

CRAR of the Bank stands at 16.24% in Mar’23. Tier-I stood at 13.99% (CET-1 at 12.24%, AT1 at 1.75%) and Tier-II stood at 2.25% as of Mar’23.  

The CRAR and CET-1 of consolidated entity stands at 16.73% and 12.83% respectively 

The Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) consolidated stands at 135.4%. 

Business Performance 

Global Advances of the Bank increased to INR 9,69,548 crore, +18.5% YoY. 

Domestic Advances of the Bank increased to INR 7,95,560 crore, +16.3% YoY.  

International advances grew by 6.3% sequentially in Q4FY23 stands at INR 1,73,988 crore. 

Global Deposits increased by 15.1% YoY to INR 12,03,688 crore.  

Domestic Deposits increased by 13% YoY to INR 10,47,375 crore in Mar’23. 

International Deposits grew by 31.4% on a YoY basis to INR 1,56,313 crore in Mar’23.  

Domestic CASA deposits registered a growth of 7.9% YoY and stands at INR 4,42,511 crore. 

Domestic Saving deposits grew by 7.6% on a YoY basis in Mar’23 and Domestic Current deposits registered a growth of 9.2% YoY. 

Organic Retail Advances grew by 26.8%, led by growth in high focus areas such as Auto Loan (24.4%), Home Loan (19.5%), Personal Loan (101.5%), Mortgage Loan (18%), Education Loan (21.8%) on a YoY basis. 

Agriculture loan portfolio grew by 13.2% YoY to INR 1,24,247 crore. 

Total Gold loan portfolio (including retail and agri.) stands at INR 38,251 crore, registering a growth of 30.5% on a YoY basis. 

Organic MSME portfolio grew by 11.7% YoY to INR 1,08,196 crore.  

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